Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Middle East Film & Comic Con
The festival of Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Manga, Comics, Collectibles and much more is back.
Pop culture fans from across the Middle East are in for a treat this weekend as the region’s biggest meet-up, the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), is back for its fifth year. 70,000 fans from 30 countries are expected to make the journey to the Dubai World Trade Centre this weekend for what promises to be a feast of Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Manga, Comics, Collectibles and much more.
Highlights include visits from some of the biggest stars of film and pop culture, workshops for budding artists and filmmakers, a showcase of regional and international artists, as well as a massive Cosplay Competition where fans can dress up as their favourite characters from the world of fantasy. Look out for endless stalls selling film and comic based goodies including Dubai's very own Drawdeck, who will be selling comic posters, framed artwork and mugs as well as t-shirts emblazoned with your favourite characters and film quotes.
The Middle East Film & Comic Con kicks of on Thursday 7 April at 2pm until Saturday 9 April at 10pm. You can find out more at mefcc.com.
Here are some of the guest appearances that are not to be missed:
With the sixth season of Game of Thrones just around the corner, who better to whet fans’ appetites than the Kingslayer himself, Jamie Lannister. The Danish actor will be appearing at MEFCC on Thursday and Friday 7th and 8th of April, so if you can’t wait for the start of season 6 of the hit HBO show, make sure not to miss this.
Someone who definitely needs no introduction to comic book fans, Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee will be on hand via a live video link-up to take part in a Q&A panel and answer fans’ questions.
Summer Glau is famous for her portrayal of strong and dynamic female characters like River Tam in Firefly, Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Tess Doerner in The 4400, and Isabel Rochev in Arrow to name but a few. She’ll be meeting fans at MEFCC on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of April.
With last year marking the 30th anniversary of the classic film Back To The Future, it gave us an excuse (as if we needed one) to revisit the iconic trilogy. Christopher Lloyd is known to film fans around the world for playing Marty McFly’s partner in crime, Doctor Emmett Brown, and he’ll be meeting fans at MEFCC on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of April.
Best known for being the comedy wingman to British actor Simon Pegg, Nick Frost is a much beloved actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and author in his own right. Most film fans will recognise Frost for his work in the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ of films, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, as well as the television series Spaced.
90’s TV cartoon fans rejoice; Veronica Taylor, the voice behind characters such as Pokemon’s Ash, April in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as roles in ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’, ‘Cubix’, ‘Dinosaur King’ and many more will be meeting fans at MEFCC this weekend.